The Frankpledge System (Classic Reprint) by William Alfred MorrisThe Frankpledge System (Classic Reprint) by William Alfred Morris

The Frankpledge System (Classic Reprint)

byWilliam Alfred Morris

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Concerning the distribution of frankpledge, the Rotuli H un dredorum and the Placita de Qua Warranto contain valuable material which has not before been utilized. The recently pub lished Pipe Rolls from the fifth year of Henry II onward, taken with the Pipe Roll for the first year of Richard I long ago edited by Hunter, and the Pipe Rolls for Staffordshire published by the William Salt Archaeological Society, give a consider able body of material, not easily available before, which illus trates the distribution and working of frankpledge in the twelfth century. The various judicial and municipal records also enable one to trace the system, and thus to check, and to a certain extent to correct, the conclusions of Palgrave.

The works that best illustrate the working of the system in the municipalities are, besides Hudson's Leet Jurisdiction in Norwich already noticed, the Records of the Borough of Leicester edited by the late Miss Bateson, Oxford City Documents edited by Rogers, Stevenson's Records of the Borough of Nottingham, and the Records of the Borough of Northampton edited by Mark ham and Cox. For London, Riley's edition of muniments in the Rolls Series is valuable. Some material on frankpledge in the boroughs is also to be found in the Rotuli Hundredorum and the Placita de Quo Warranto. Of secondary works on the boroughs that of Merewether and Stephens is most serviceable. Pollock and Maitland's History of English Law contains an ex cellent but brief summary of the municipal frankpledge system.

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Title:The Frankpledge System (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:October 5, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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